Coming…in an orbit 22,000 miles from you…a weather satellite like never before…GOES-R! The GOES-R series satellites will provide continuous weather monitoring. They will add to and improve the capabilities of the current operational GOES satellites. The GOES-R series will add crucial features to weather forecasting technology that will increase tornado warning time and detect lightning like never before. The future of weather forecasting is coming. This video is a one-minute trailer highlighting the most important capabilities of the satellites.
Watchful Eyes: The Role of Geostationary Weather Satellites: "Watchful Eyes" chronicles the advent of NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system and its value to forecasters, emergency management officials, and the public. GOES-R, NOAA's newest geostationary satellite represents the critical continuity of observation forecasters need to protect the communities they serve from severe weather. Credit: Lockheed Martin
2012 Tornado Season:
Tornado season began rather early in 2012. The GOES satellites send valuable data to help meteorologists stay a step ahead of severe storms. This video shows satellite imagery from the March 2-3, 2012 tornado outbreak that damaged severely Henryville, Indiana. The next-generation GOES-R Series satellites will increase critical warning time and save lives!
GOES-R Post-Launch Activities: What happens once the GOES-R satellite is launched? This video from Lockheed Martin explains the process, from launch vehicle separation to solar array and antenna deployment to orbit raising maneuvers, transition to storage orbit and finally GOES-R normal operations.
Tornadoes with Tim Samaras:
Severe storm researcher and engineer Tim Samaras talks about his view on tornadoes, the importance of satellite imagery to his research, and the future of forecasting and warning with GOES-R.
The Evolution of GOES Tim Schmit, a research scientist with the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research, discusses the evolution of Geostationary Environmental Operational Satellites (GOES) from a simple camera in space to its future in GOES-R, a complex suite of sensors for monitoring severe weather and forecasting weather conditions.
Satellite Research and Aviation Hazards Steve Ackerman, Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses using geostationary satellites to identify aviation hazards. The next-generation geostationary environmental satellite, GOES-R will provide advanced temporal, spectral, and spatial resolution, resulting in improved forecasts to reduce aviation hazards.
NOAA Satellite Operations
NOAA's satellites provide the bulk of the information for generating weather models, advisories, and warnings to the nation and world. Maintaining the operations and data acquisition from these satellites is a 24/7 process. This video was filmed at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland where command, control, and data distribution systems are located.
GOES-R Mission Overview Video
Learn how GOES-R can improve environmental monitoring, storm tracking, climate analysis, and ecosystem management to protect life, property, and resources.